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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Pay: PMO forwarded NFIR's letter to DoPT

Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Pay: PMO forwarded NFIR's letter to DoPT

Reproduced Text of PMO letter to DoPT regarding Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Pay of the Central Government Employees:-
 
Prime Minister’s Office 
New Delhi – 110101
Sub: LETTER OF Sh. M RAGHAVAIAH NFIR, 3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI-55

A letter dated 27-09-2013 received in this office from Sh. M RAGHAVAIAH is forwarded herewith for action as appropriate.
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[RITU SHARMA] 
SECTION OFFICER
SECRETARY, D/O Personnel & Training, M/O Pers, P.G. & Pensions
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PMO ID No.1/3/2013-PMP2/94821 dated 17-10-2013

Reproduced text of NFIR letter to PMO in this regard:-
NFIR 
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI- 110055 
Affiliated to: 
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) 
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No. 1/5 (A)
Dated: 27.09.2013
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
Raisina Hill,
South Block,
New Delhi.

Respected Sir,

Sub:- Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Pay of the Central Government Employees – reg.

While thanking you for the decision for appointment of 7th Central Pay Commission, we request you to kindly appreciate that the Dearness Allowance paid to the Central Government employees had crossed 50% of pay as on 01.01.2011. This portion of the Dearness Allowance needs to be merged with the Pay for all purposes as was done in the year 2004.
 
2. According to the figures available, the Central Government employees will get at least 9% increase in the Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01/01/2014 thus the DA may be almost 100% of pay.
 
NFIR, therefore, requests you to kindly see that Government takes decision for merger of 50% DA with pay for all purposes with effect from January 1, 2011.

Yours faithfully, 
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(M. Raghavaiah) 
General Secretary
Source: NFIR
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MACPS to the cadre of Junior Engineers of CPWD revoked

MACPS to the cadre of Junior Engineers of CPWD revoked


भारत सरकार
महानिदेशालय, केन्द्रीय लोक निर्माण विभाग
एस0 एण्ड डी0 अनुभाग
No.55/4/2006-S&D/897
Date 11 Nov 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) to the cadre of Junior Engineers of CPWD.

Reference is invited to this Directorate OM of even No. 1576 dated 9.11.2010, vide which the implementation of the MACPS to the cadre of the Junior Engineers /Assistant Engineers / Adhoc Executive Engineers was kept on hold.
 
Subsequently, vide this Directorate OM of even No. 301 dated 25,3.2011, orders for keeping hold the implementation of the MACPS to the cadre of the Junior Engineers /Assistant Engineers / Adhoc Executive Engineers was revoked. However, the MACPS to the cadre of Junior Engineers was again kept on hold vide OM of even No. 320 dt 31.3.2011
 
It has now been decided to revoke above referred orders dated 31.3 2011 of keeping hold the MACPS for Junior Engineers. MACPS notified vide DoPT ref. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19.5.2009 shall be implemented for this cadre.
 
This issues with the approval of Director General, CPWD

Source: www.cpwd.gov.in [MACPS Circular File 8550.pdf]
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Air Travel on TA-LTC (Official Account) — relaxation of government instructions: Min Civ Aviation OM

Air Travel on TA-LTC (Official Account) — relaxation of government instructions: Min Civ Aviation OM
No. AV.18011/05/2012-AI
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Civil Aviation/ Nagar Vimanan Mantralaya
Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport 
New Delhi-110003, dated : 27.09.2013 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 
Subject: Air Travel on official account — relaxation of government instructions regarding.

Ministry of Finance (MoF) vide O.M. No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13.7.2009 inter alia envisaged that in all cases of air travel, both domestic and international, where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, the officials concerned may travel only by Air India. For travel to stations not connected by Air India, the officials may travel by Air India to the hub/ point closest to their eventual destination, beyond which they may utilize the services of another airline etc. Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) vide O.M. No.31011/2/2006- Estt.(A) dated 27th July, 2009 had extended the applicability of the MoF's instructions for LTC purposes. MoF directed that in all cases of deviation of above instructions etc. individual cases be referred to the Ministry of Civil Aviation for relaxation.

2. Ministry of Civil Aviation has been receiving a number of requests for consideration of blanket/ general permission on routes where Air India does not provide service. The matter has been examined in this Ministry in consultation with MoF, D/o Expenditure, DGCA and Air India and it has been decided to extend general/ blanket relaxation to travel by airlines other than Air India for official purposes/ LTC or TA on sectors where Air India does not provide service as given in Annexure-I, subject to condition that whenever Air India or its subsidiaries start operating on any sector(s) given in Annexure-I, this sanction shall become null and void for that particular sector(s) for the period of operation of flights by Air India or its subsidiaries on that sector(s) or until further orders/ updation on routes.
 
3. The purchase of air ticket would be continued as per Ministry of Finance's O.M.No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.09.2010 i.e. (a) either from AI's website or booking counter or (b) through government authorised travel agents namely M/s Balmer & Lawrie & Co., M/s Ashok Travel & Tours, and IRCTC (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoP&T OM No.31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dt.02.12.09). Before booking a ticket, the updated routes available on Air India's official web-site [airindia.com] be consulted for operation of any AI flight or its subsidiaries flight on any of 37 routes and obtain a printout of it, for settling T.A claim.  While settling the T.A claim, the officer/official concerned would also give an undertaking that the ticket(s) have been bought at the lowest fare available on the day of booking.
 
4. As per MoF, D/o Expenditure's instructions, individual cases for relaxation for sectors/city pairs not covered in Annexure-I, may continue to be sent to Ministry of Civil Aviation for obtaining relaxation/ approval.
 
Encl.-Annexure-I
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(Deepak Israni)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Annexure-I
Sl. No.Sectors
01Ahmedabad — Pune- Ahmedabad
02Ahmedabad- Jaipur- Ahmedabad
03Ahmedabad- Indore- Ahmedabad
04Bangalore-Coimbatore- Bangalore
05Bangalore- Vishakhapatnam —Bangalore
06Chennai-Coimbatore- Chennai
07Chennai-Tuticorin-Chennai
08Chandigarh- Srinagar-Chandigarh
09Guwahati - Dibrugarh- Guwahati
10Guwahati —Bagdogra- Guwahati
11Hyderabad-Bhubaneswar- Hyderabad
12Hyderabad- Bhopal- Hyderabad
13Hyderabad-Cochin- Hyderabad
14Hyderabad-Coimbatore- Hyderabad
15Hyderabad-Nagpur- Hyderabad
16Hyderabad- Rajamundry- Hyderabad
17Hyderabad- Raipur- Hyderabad
18Hubli- Bangalore- Hubli
19Jaipur-Jammu- Jaipur
20Jaipur-Hyderabad-Jaipur
21Kolkata- Raipur- Kolkata
22Kolkata-Visakha satnam-Kolkata
23Lucknow- Patna- Lucknow
24Lucknow-Kolkata-Lucknow
25Mumbai- Bhuj- Mumbai
26Mumbai-Diu- Mumbai
27Mumbai-Nanded- Mumbai
28Mumbai-Porbandar- Mumbai
29Mumbai- Jabalpur- Mumbai
30Mumbai-Pune- Mumbai
31Mumbai — Vadodara- Mumbai
32Nagpur-Kolkata- Nagpur
33Nagpur-Hyderabad- Nagpur
34Nagpur-Pune- Nagpur
35Nagpur-Bangalore- Nagpur
36Nagpur-Indore- Nagpur
37Varanasi-Kolkata-Varanasi

Source: http://civilaviation.gov.in OM regarding Relaxation in Air Travel
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Minimum Wages w.e.f. 01 Oct, 2013 for Guards & Other Staff employed by DGR sponsored Security Agencies/Companies/Corporation

Minimum wages will be paid to all Guards & Other Staff employed by Director General of Resettlement (DGR) sponsored Security Agencies/ Companies/ Corporations throughout the country w.e.f. 01 Oct, 2013: DGR, Ministry of Defence Order dated 17-10-2013:
2112/SA/MINIMUM WAGES/EMP
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF RESETTLEMENT MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA WEST BLOCK IV RK KARAM NEW DELHI 110066
NOTICE OF REVISION OF MINIMUM WAGES W.E F. 01 OCT 2013
1. REFERENCE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OFFICE MEMORANDUM NO 28(3)/2012-D(RES-I) DATED 09 JUL 2012 AND AMENDMENT ISSUED VIDE OM NO. 28(3)/20121D(RES -I) DATED 16 JAN 2013 REGARDING GUIDELINES FOR FUNCTIONING OF DGR EMPANELLED EX-SERVICEMEN SECURITY SERVICES.
2. CONSEQUENT TO REVISION OF MINIMUM WAGES BY MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, FOR EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL OF THE CENTRAL SPHERE, FOR WATCH AND WARD DUTIES AND IBID OFFICE MEMORANDUM. THE UNDERMENTIONED MINIMUM WAGES WILL BE PAID TO ALL GUARDS & OTHER STAFF EMPLOYED BY DGR SPONSORED SECURITY AGENCIES/ COMPANIES/ CORPORATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WITH EFFECT FROM 01 OCT 2013
AREA  A


Sl. NoDescriptionPercentage (This is to be read in conjunction with latest rules/ acts/ regulations and policies promulgated by Competent Government Authority)Security Guard without arms)Security Guard (with arms / GunmanSupervisor (one per 20 security Guards)Remarks
(a)Basic Wages (BW) plus Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA)8892980211826.36 
(b)Employees State Insurance (ESI)4.75% of Basic plus VDA422.37465.60561.75 
(c)Employees Provident Fund12% of Basic plus VDA1067.041176.241419.16 
(d)Employees Deposit linked (EDLI) Insurance0.5% of Basic plus VDA44.4649.0159.13 
(e)Administrative Charges1.11% of Basic plus VDA98.70108.80131.27 
(f)House Rent Allowance (HRA)30% of Basic plus VDA2667.602940.603547.91 
(g)ESI on HRA4.75% of HRA126.71139.68168.53 
(h)Bonus (ref notes)8.33% of Rs 3500291.55291.55  
(i)Uniform Outfit Allowance5% of Basic plus VDA444.60490.10591.32 
(j)Uniform Washing Allowance3% of Basic plus VDA266.76294.06354.79 
(k)TOTALSum of (a) to (j)14321.7915757.6418660.22 
(l)Relieving Charges 1/6th of total of serial (k) ** 2368.972626.273110.04 
(m)Total Cost Per HeadSum of (k) to (l)16708.7618383.9121770.26 
(n)Service Charge@ 14%2339.232573.753047.84 
(o)Sum TotalSum of (m) and (n)19047.9920957.6624818.10 
(p)Service Tax12.36% of sum total$$$$$$$$- or as notified from time to time
 
AREA-A 
 
AHMEDABAD(UA), BANGALURU(UA), KOLKATA(UA), DELHI(UA), GREATER MUMBAI(UA), NAVI MUMBAI, HYDERABAD(UA), KANPUR(UA), LUCKNOW(UA), CHENNAl(UA), NAGPUR(UA), FARIDABAD COMPLEX, GHAZIABAD, GURGAON, NOIDA & SECUNDRABAD
AREA B

Sl. NoDescriptionPercentage (This is to be read in conjunction with latest rules/ acts/ regulations and policies promulgated by Competent Government Authority)Security Guard (without arms)Security Guard (with arms) / GunmanSupervisor (one per 20 security Guards)Remarks
(a)Basic Wages (BVV) plus Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA)7566889210062.78 
(b)Employees State Insurance (ESI)4.75% of Basic plus VDA359.39422.37477.98 
(c)Employees Provident Fund (EPF)12% of Basic plus VDA907.921067.041207.53 
(d)Employees Deposit linked Insurance (EDLI)0.5% of Basic plus VDA37.8344.4650.31 
(e)Administrative Chargesl.11% of Basic plus VDA83.9898.70111.70 
(0House Rent Allowance (HRA)20% of Basic plus VDA1513.201778.402012.56 
(g)ESI on HRA4.75% of HRA78.8884.4795.60 
(h)Bonus (ref notes)8.33% of Rs 3500291.55291.55  
(i)Uniform Outfit Allowance5% of Basic plus VDA378.30444.60503.14 
0)Uniform Washing Allowance3% of Basic plus VDA226.98266.76301.88 
(k)TOTALSum of (a) to (j)11437.0313390.3514823.48 
(l)Relieving Charges 116th of total of serial (k) ** 1906.172231.732470.58 
(m)Total Cost Per HeadSum of (k) to (I)13343.2015622.0817294.06 
(n)Service Charge14%1868.052187.092421.17 
(o)Sum TotalSum of (m) and (n)15211.2717809.1719715.23 
(p)Service Tax12.36% of sum total$$$$$$$$- or as notified from time to time

AREA - B 

Agra(UA)Guwahati City Patna(UA)Dehradun(UA)
Ajmer Guntur Raipur(UA)Durg-Bhilai(UA)
Aligarh Gwalior(UA)Rajkot Nagar 
Allahabad(UA)lndore(UA)Ranchi(UA)Jammu(UA)
Amravati Hubli-Dharwad Sholapur Jamnagar(UA)
Aurangabad(UA)Jodhpur Srinagar(UA)Vijayawada(UA)
Bareilly(UA)Kochi(UA)Surat(UA)Vishakhapatnam(UA)
Bhavnagar Kolhapur(UA)Thiruvanantapuram(UA)Warangal 
Bikaner Kozhikode(UA)Vadodara(UA)Mangalore(UA)
Bhopal Kota Varanasi(UA)Salem(UA)
Bhubaneshwar Ludhiana Jabalpur(UA)Tiruppur(UA)
Amritsar(UA)Madurai(UA)Jaipur(UA)Tiruchirappalli(UA)
Chandigarh(UA)Meerut(UA)Jalandhar(UA)Asansol(UA)
Coimbatore(UA)Moradabad(UA)Jameshedpur(UA)Belgaum(UA)
Cuttack(UA)Mysore(UA)Puducherry(UA)Bhiwandi(UA)
Durgapur Nasik(UA)Jalandhar Cantt   
Gorakhpur Pune(UA)Dhanbad(UA)  
AREA-C
Sl. NoDescriptionPercentage (This is to be read in conjunction with latest rules/ acts/ regulations and policies promulgated by Competent Government Authority)Security Guard (without arms)Security Guard (with arms)/GunmanSupervisor (one per 20 security Guards)Remarks
(a)Basic Wages (BW) plus Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA)626675668333.78 
(b)Employees State Insurance (ESI)4.75% of Basic plus VDA297.64359.39395.85 
(c)Employees Provident Fund (EPF)12% of Basic plus VDA751.92907.921000.05 
(d)Employees Deposit linked Insurance (EDLI)0.5% of Basic plus VDA31.3337.8341.67 
(e)Administrative Charges1.11% of Basic plus
VDA
69.5583.9892.50 
(0House Rent Allowance (HRA)10% of Basic plus VDA626.60756.60833.38 
(g)ESI on HRA4.75% of HRA29.7635.9439.59 
(h)Bonus (ref notes)8.33% of Rs 3500
(lower limit)
291.55291.55291.55 
(i)Uniform Outfit Allowance5% of Basic plus VDA313.30378.30416.69 
(j)Uniform Washing Allowance3% of Basic plus VDA187.98226.98250.01 
(k)TOTALSum of (a) to (j)8865.6310644.4911695.07 
(I)Relieving Charges 1/6th of total of serial (k)** 1477.611774.081949.18 
mTotal Cost Per HeadSum of (k) to (1)10343.2412418.5713644.25 
(n)Service Charge14 %1448.051738.601910.20 
(o)Sum TotalSum of (m) and (n)11791.2914157.1715554.45 
(p)Service Tax12.36% of sum total$$$$$$$$- or as notified from time to time

AREA-C. AREAS NOT COVERED IN AREA-A AND AREA- E 

Note
1. Wherever the state minimum wages are higher than the wages notified herein, the higher wages shall stand protected and would be payable.
2. Bonus is mandatory as per Payment of Bonus Act 1965(as amended). The minimum bonus has been calculated on the minimum wage of Rs 3500. The upper limit of bonus is 20 per cent. Bonus is applicable for wages between 3500(Lower limit) to Rs 10000(Upper Limit).
3. ** Security Guards is allowed a day of rest after a continuous period of six days work every week. Moreover, when a security guard works for more than 48 hours in a week he is entitled wages on overtime rates i.e. double the ordinary rates wages.
4. Additional Charges: Additional charges will be levied in case of service being provided in remote/ disturbed/ hazardous areas as Field Allowance @ 25 percent on Basic Pay plus VDA will be entitled to ESM security guards when working in remote/disturbed area such as Northern Eastern States, J&K etc, or when working in areas hazardous to health such Coal Fields, Mines and Pipelines.
5. Wages are subject to amendments as and when promulgated from time to time.
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Subhash Gadhvi
Commodore
Principal Director (Employment)
Directorate General Resettlement
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi-110366
Source: http://www.dgrindia.com/
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Revision of rate of Training Allowance and Sumptuary Allowance- Clarification by DoPT

Revision of rate of Training Allowance and Sumptuary Allowance- Clarification by DoPT


13016/05/2011-Trg (ISTM)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division

Old JNU Campus, Block IV, Fourth Floor,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
11th November, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission-Revision of rate of Training Allowance and Sumptuary Allowance- Clarification regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.13024/1/2008- Trg.I dated 5.9.2008 on the subject mentioned above and to furnish the following clarifications:

(i) 30% training allowance of the basic pay is admissible to trainers/faculty on deputation only in those National/Central Training Academies and Institutes which impart induction training to directly recruited Group ‘A’ officers.

(ii) In line 3 of the Sub-para (i) under the heading ‘Sumptuary Allowance’ of the aforesaid O.M, the words "and other training institutes/establishments as well" may be added after the words ‘Group ‘A’ Officers.

2. This would come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M.

3. Hindi version of O.M. will follow.
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(Anil Tripathi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source:www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02trn/CirClarifOMTrgAlwnc111113.pdf]
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CPCB Orders - Regulation of LTC Claims

CPCB Orders - Regulation of LTC Claims


CENTRAL POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
(Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India)
Parivesh Bhawan, East Arjun Nagar,
Delhi-110 032
No.C-22013/113/90 Admn.(P)/2342
30th Oct, 2013
CIRCULAR
The instances have come to the notice, where employees apply for LTC and proceed without sanction of LTC as well as the leave. It has also been noticed in some of the cases that the Divisional Head (Leave Sanctioning Authority) has only recommended the leave which does not mean the leave is granted. For proceeding on LTC it is informed to all that without grant of leave and sanction of LTC an employee cannot proceed on LTC.  The Member Secretary, Central Board has viewed it very seriously and following instructions are issued for information and for strict compliance by all the employees;

(a) Without issue of LTC order as well as leave sanction order an employee shall not proceed for LTC.

(b)  Even if, LTC is not applied, an employee shall not leave their Head Quarter without sanction of the leave order.

(c) The employees are advised that they should well plan their LTC programme before applying for the same and the leave must be granted by the concerned Divisional Heads/ Incharge Zonal Offices.

(d) The intended place of visit (other than declared home town) should be well decided before applying the LTC.

(e) Once the LTC is sanctioned, only genuine request beyond the control of the employee, for preponement/postponement or cancellation whatsoever will be considered by the Competent Authority.

(f)  Employee must enquire the correct fare per ticket of their entitled class from Railways or Airlines for the intended place of visit, before applying for LTC.

(g) When no advance is taken, the LTC claim should be submitted within three months from the completion of return journey. Otherwise, the claim will be forfeited.

(h)  When advance is taken, the claim should be submitted within one month from the date of return journey. If not, the outstanding advance will be recovered in one lumpsum and the claim will be treated as one where no advance is sanctioned. Further, panel interest @ 2% over & above of CPF interest on the entire advance from the date of drawal to the date of recovery will be charged.

(i)  When claim submitted within stipulated time but unutilized portion of advance not refunded, interest is chargeable on that amount from the date of drawl to the date of recovery.

(j)  When a part of the advance becomes excess drawl due to genuine reasons beyond the control of the employees, the Competent Authority, if satisfied, exempt charging of interest.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority, Central Pollution Control Board.
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(R. D. Pandey)
Administrative Officer (P)
Source: www.cpcb.nic.in
[http://www.cpcb.nic.in/employee/Circular_LTC_30102013.pdf]
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